American Motorcycle Dealer AMD 230 September 2018 - Page 21

the pay”. A judging panel of professional builders and experts, including Roland Sands, Satya Kraus, Jason Paul Michaels and Hot Bike Editor-in-Chief Jordan Mastagni selected 12 semi-finalists from more than 100 submissions. Each semi-finalist was showcased online for a fan vote to determine the three finalists. After viewing sketches and renderings, three fan-favorites were awarded with a 2018 Indian Scout Bobber and a $10,000 build budget. Each builder had three months to turn their stock motorcycle in to Finalist - PJ Grakauskas, Avon, Ohio: “It’s an honor and a privilege to represent us little guys working in their small garages and sheds. I am truly humbled by the whole experience.” one-off works of custom motorcycle art. “These builders blew us away with their commitment to the program, their build and overall finished product,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director for Indian Motorcycle. “Each one of them made significant sacrifices and adjustments to their daily lives. They put in countless hours, long nights and a ton of work to meet the deadline. We cannot thank them enough for their time, energy and investment into the program.” Finalist - Christian Newman, Lakeview, New York: “This experience is sort of surreal because it put me outside of my comfort zone and allowed me to work with less of a budgetary constraint, as I always build bikes with my own cash.”